Renault chief Cyril Abiteboul revealed before the race for the Mexican GP that the French team has been using the controversial braking system that disqualified Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo from the results of the Japanese race.
Commissioners have found that Renault has discovered an innovative solution that helps racers to brake, and the French team system allows the racer to make a smaller number of wheel alignment when driving through curves. Renault has thus identified a specific hole in the policy, which the FIA has identified as an unauthorized aid to the racer, which is contrary to the article 27 .1 sports regulations while the system complies with the technical rules.
The decision of the FIE greatly surprised Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul, who commented on the disqualification before the race for the GP of Mexico.
“This is not a new matter, as we have been using it for years. The device has been a part of our car for a very long time and as a result, we did not expect it to be considered illegal. I agree that the system helps racers, but many other things are helpful to them. This is a subjective judgment, and the Commissioners have made the decision as they have. As I said before, we have been using it for so many years that we never imagined that its legality would be called into question. It is important for us to confirm that the system complies with the technical policy, but we have learned that this is not enough. There are simply too many rules in Formula 1. The matter is closed to us, but I am sorry, above all, for our racers, who have lost a lot of points. ”